But United begun to reassert control, and for all Leicester's promising play they struggled to fashion any clear chances; it was Claude Puel who blinked first, making a double change on the hour-mark that saw Jamie Vardy enter the fray.
What this means for Manchester United and PogbaPaul Pogba of Manchester United on 19 August 2017.
Scholes said the club has undoubtedly brought in talented managers, but they still lack the edge when it matters the most.
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Despite selling him at Chelsea, Mourinho brought Lukaku to Old Trafford last summer and it's evident that he's a big admirer of the Belgian hitman.
Harry Maguire, who could face United for Leicester today, Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur were all linked with United, while Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin emerged as a late target yesterday. I focus on just what we have, and we go with everything we have to the first match.' In addition to holding on to 25-year-old Maguire, Leicester supplemented their squad with two more defenders - Filip Bekovic and Caglar Soyuncu.
Pundit Paul Merson can't believe that stance, and told Sky Sports News (09/08/2018, 15:30) that if he was in charge of Manchester United, he would immediately sell midfielder Paul Pogba and replace him with Dembele, because he is one of the best around - though it's fair to say few United fans would echo those sentiments. "When you repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, it's a lie, repeated 1,000 times". I don't know their identity right now, I don't know how they can dig deep and turn a losing position to victory and they style that they'll come out with.
United's top brass want to follow City by "developing young talents instead of going for big-money older stars" that Mourinho prefers.
Therefore Manchester United would likely be incentivised to offer Pogba a better contract to ward off Barcelona or drive his transfer fee up for a move in January or next summer.